I’ve never even heard of a Margarine Durian before so I was very intrigued when Lindsay told me about it. I thought it was a derivative of the Butter Durian or Susu Durian from Penang. She came down to KL just now and we headed to Say Heng to check out the Durian Margarine.
It was raining very heavily and we were sitting under a tarp beside the highway to try this.
The Margarine Durian went for RM 25 per kg. It has a thin stalk and rather slim spikes.
The flesh looks really good too. We got a couple of these, one of them was 0.7 kg and the other 1 kg so they’re quite small specimens.
I liked the taste but it was completely overshadowed by:
This D88 which Lindsay brought from Bentong! It was amazingly complex – very bitter and sweet, lots of stuff happening on your palate. I love rich and bitter durians like this. It’s perfection.
They also had a very young Musang King. It looks really nice but the taste is a little one dimensional. It’s cloyingly sweet and I would have loved it if I had eaten it as the first durian, or if I wasn’t so full. I had a bit of trouble finishing it but when I think about it now, it’s actually not too bad.
Lindsay and Sasha (it’s a Russian abbreviation of Alexander, as I found out) came with loads of durians. They’re both vegan so this is all they eat. I joined them and ate it for dinner too, although I was slightly sick from so much durians at the end. Haha. They brought along heaps of durians in their car and she bought some at the stall too. It was good to catch up though and I really like eating durians so it’s all good. Thanks for all the durians Lindsay!
4 thoughts on “Margarine Durian, D88, Musang King @ Say Heng Durian Stall, USJ 14”
Never heard of butter nor susu, and now there’s margarine. So many different varieties there. Here, we only have the naturally wild ones.
I have eaten durian susu only. No idea whether it is the same as the one you are referring to. The flesh is thin and watery, like milk. Not satisfying for me as I think to eat durians with seeds that have very thick flesh like durian XO.
The only durian varieties I’m familiar is the musang and D24 – the rest are foreign to me. I guess it means it’s time for some durian exploration when the opportunity rises.
I’m actually salivating at the durian pictures.